Macromedia/Adobe Flash and Database Integration

A Macromedia Flash movie cannot communicate directly with a database. However, Macromedia Flash movies can "talk" to server-side applications (also referred to as "middleware"). Middleware can query a database and relay data back and forth. There are many server applications available. Some of the most common are CGI, ASP, PHP, ColdFusion and Tango .

Integrating a Flash movie with a database on a server is the key to creating rich, platform-independent web applications. For this process to work, a developer must know many aspects of web application building - including Flash design, ActionScript, writing server scripts, and administering a database. The workload for creating this kind of delivery tends to fall on one person, and requires manual updating when necessary.

Macromedia Flash is a vehicle

For the purpose of this topic, it's best to think of a Macromedia Flash movie as a vehicle for gathering and displaying data. The Flash movie is similar to an HTML-based form in the way that it captures and forwards information. Learning how to use a database with Flash requires a knowledge of how to create a form in Flash.

Additionally, using a database for the web requires specific knowledge of databases, server applications, server scripting languages and areas that are beyond the scope of many developers.

Typically, databases that are used for web purposes include Oracle, Microsoft MSSQL and Access, FileMaker, MySQL, FoxPro and Sybase. These databases all use various protocols that work with server middleware. Some are meant for enterprise-level sites, while others are best suited for low-traffic sites. Some common uses for Flash and database interaction include:

  • Dynamic content
  • Guestbooks
  • Password protection
  • E-commerce
  • Web application building
  • Saving the state of a movie
  • Personalization

Cyberteks Design's years of experienced staff can you help you to develop this magnificient applications.

Please look at the following applications we have developed in the last several years,

Unique Applications
3D Arena and Ticket Purchasing Demo of the John Labatt Centre
Live Desktop for Atlanta Thrashers NHL Hockey Club
3D Ticket Plan Calculator for Atlanta Thrashers NHL Hockey Club
Live Desktop for NHL Officials Association
Live Desktop for London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club
Arena Map for London Knights Majoy Junior A Hockey Club
Goalie Equipment Customizer for TPS Louisville Hockey
Goalie Equipment Customizer for Vaughn Custom Sports
Jersey Creator for London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club
Racesuit Customizer for Leaf Racewear
Safety Coverall Customizer for AGO Industries
Safety Vest Customizer for AGO Industries
E-cards for Atlanta Thrashers NHL Hockey Club
E-cards for Baby and
E-cards for London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club
Cyberteks Design E-cards
E-cards for NHL Officials Association
E-cards for Ontario Minor Hockey Association
Hockey Shoout Game for Atlanta Thrashers NHL Hockey Club
Puzzle Game for Atlanta Thrashers NHL Hockey Club
Colouring Contest for Baby and
Colouring Contest for London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club
Hockey Showdown Game for London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club
Memory Game for London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club
Puck Control Game for London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club
Puzzle Game for London Knights Major Junior A Hockey Club
Cyberteks Design Colouring Contest
Cyberteks Design Memory Game
Cyberteks Design Puzzle Game
Hockey Shootout for
Concentration Game for Ontario Minor Hockey Association
Hardest Shot for Ontario Minor Hockey Association
Hockey Blitz for Ontario Minor Hockey Association
Puzzle Game for Ontario Minor Hockey Association

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